Atomlab Ballistic Pedal

2.6/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $129.00

Product Description

These new Lexan pedals are incredibly strong. They are more impact resistant than aluminum and the new bearingless spindle design is so durable and smooth that they can be run without grease. 1 year warranty, not that you'll need it. By the way - Do NOT loosen the pedals! They are meant to be stiff.

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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by mtnbill a Downhiller from Reno, NV

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2009

Strengths:    Look great.

Weaknesses:    Every thing

Bottom Line:   
Had the pedals for about an hour. Put a pedal into the ground and all that was left was the spindle. The platform exploded into a hundred different pieces. Bottom line, do not buy or even take second hand.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   From Mike at Sea Ott

Similar Products Used:   Kore, AtomLab air Corp and trail 9imp, Azonic a-frame

Bike Setup:   At the time M-1.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dean a Downhiller from Santa Barbara

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2005

Strengths:    Bearingless design for super smooth rotation and troublefree performance, largest platform of any platform pedal I've used or seen, replaceable traction pins can be raised or lowered and are super-grippy, lighter than most metal platform pedals, and clear Lexan (bulletproof glass) just looks awesome!

Weaknesses:    price...come on Atomic Labs, these are just a block of CNC'd Lexan with a metal spindle in it. Is $120 really neccessary? I was using Wellgo magnesium pedals from Supergo that cost $40 for the last year which were about the same weight but smaller platform and not quite as grippy. I'm still happy I got the Atomic Ballistic pedals for the overall performance increace and "cool" factor though.

Bottom Line:   
These are great pedals, and anyone who says otherwise obviously abused theirs or had a distorted view of reality (such as thinking their pedals should always survive a cliff drop when they bail off). I've hopped an entire flight (10 feet) of stairs landing onto flat concrete (no downslope) and never damaged my pedals...just my jewels. Be realistic, nothing is indestructable. If you take care of your posessions they may not last forever but they will last alot longer than if you mistreat them.

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Favorite Trail:   UCSB

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Hazzard Cyclesports

Similar Products Used:   Shimano platform ($100), Atomic Trailpimp ($80), Wellgo magnesium ($40), and those crappy plastic ones that come with $90 Costco bikes hehe.

Bike Setup:   Specialized Enduro Expert w/Stratos Helix Pro 6" travel, Marzocchi Z1 MCR 5", King headset, Easton carbon bars, Easton magnesium DH stem, 6" XT hydro disc brakes, XT cranks, Atomic Ballistic pedals, XTR derailleurs, XT rapidfire shifters, Raceface bashguard, RhynoLite/XT hubs w/2.3" WTB kevlar Werewolf front and Motoraptor 2.1" rear tires (40% lighter than Maxxis, 1/3 less expensive, and still no flats after 2yrs!)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by natt oliver a Downhiller from santa barbara, CA, US

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2004

Strengths:    Look cool

Weaknesses:    Chip easily, spin really fast when you slip off them (which is a lot), and don't grip at all.

Bottom Line:   
These pedals can be decieving. The manufacturer advertizes them as indestructable, and who can resist a clear pedal. But, let me give you some advise. Don't be swayed. The pedals don't grip, and chip on every rock you hit them on. Plus, their really expensive. Save youre money.

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Favorite Trail:   tunnel trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   velo pro

Similar Products Used:   Nothing

Bike Setup:   Cortina DH 8 with a manitou x-vert carbon, XTR, 2.7 high rollers, and some other stuff.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Trevor a Downhiller from England

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2004

Strengths:    strong, light, uber sexy, really really grippy

Weaknesses:    they broke

Bottom Line:   
Amazing pedals, but they broke, along with my arm is it was a chuffing big step down, n when u pedal snaps in to u generally dont stay up, but hey they gonna replace em for me, helps knowing the importer!!!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   the place i worked

Similar Products Used:   DMR, trailkings,

Bike Setup:   Cortina Europa DS/FS, shermans, disks, profiles

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Blake Roberts a Downhiller from Houston,tx

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2003

Strengths:    look cool

Weaknesses:    breakable

Bottom Line:   
I have a freind who went to the go-ride store where krispy works and they were using them as paperweights.

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Favorite Trail:   steep and fast

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   none of my other pedals broke

Bike Setup:   frame, fork, components

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Tommy a Downhiller from nyc

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2003

Strengths:    Light, good grip & it went well with my EVIL chainguide

Weaknesses:    IT BROKE

Bottom Line:   
I don't do any big drops or pedal grinds and 1/3 of the pedal broke off after a few runs. I'm sending it back to have it warranted.

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Favorite Trail:   Plattekill & Mountain Creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $90.00

Similar Products Used:   Shimano DX, BMW Shimburgers, Zulu's

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by muggles a Weekend Warrior from calgary, Alberta

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2003



Bottom Line:   
The supposed unbreakable pedal broke my first ride when I clipped it on a rock. However, I'm afraid to return it (just the inside corner broke off so it is still rideable, but...) after reading the trailking reviews about how bad customer service is... do I want to be without pedals for 3 months? And they are way too $$$ Especially since I think I got ripped off - $210 CDN on sale? Shame on you Calgary C@y%e.
By the way - they DO grip like nothing else - but buy the aircorp - same grip without the breakage (hopefully)
And people... try to use your products for more than a day before you post some naively glowing review!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $110.00

Similar Products Used:   NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNE!!!


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jay singer a Downhiller from pa

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2003

Strengths:    Grip well,Spin slow,Light

Weaknesses:    They broke in half after 3 months of use.Would not advise you go buy as pair.Dropped off a 5 foot wall a they snapped in 2.

Bottom Line:   
Don't spend your hard cash on them unless your just going to use them for show.I won't buy them again wouldn't even take them if they were free.Heard bad things about the company's products had to find out for myself won't buy from them again.

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Favorite Trail:   plattekill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   ebay NEW

Similar Products Used:   Shimano dx ,shimano 636 & 646's

Bike Setup:   Foes dhs,Boxxer,Seismic wheels,Profile cranks.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Paul Schmidt a Racer from GAINESVILLE, Florida

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2003

Strengths:    NO BEARINGS!!! Atom lab normaly uses tiny bearings and they smash up very quickly, however, without bearings, nothing can go wrong! The Lexane is very trick. Huge, flat pedal with super grip.

Weaknesses:    None yet. They make my shins hurt just looking at them.

Bottom Line:   
If you want to own the trickest pair of Flat pedals in the world, these are for you! They not only look amazing, but Nothing can go wrong with them.

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Favorite Trail:   Headed down...

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $76.00

Purchased At:   Spin Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Atom Lab air corps...(smashed up bearings)

Bike Setup:   Spooky Pitboss (14") King headset, King discotech hubs w/ Azonic butcher rims, McMahon TI seatpost, Odyssey Flame dh seat, answer powerlite bars, Sram 9.0 half pipe shifter, Odi Rouge lock on grips, Nokian Tires, Profile cranks, MRP Chain guide, Hayes Hydroulic Brakes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brandon a Downhiller from Reno, Nevada

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2003

Strengths:    Everything! Looks killer, definitely a head-turner at the races. Bearingless design means that you can forget about maintenence, and never worry about blowing bearings again. I've done 15+ foot drops on these, and they haven't budged. The last set of pedals you will ever need.

Weaknesses:    None. If anyone says any diferent, they're crazy.

Bottom Line:   
These are the best pedals ever. Go buy a pair and I guarantee you will never switch back, unless you're one of those stupid XC geeks.

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Favorite Trail:   The next one

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Go-Ride Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Brooklyn Machine Works, Atomlab Trailkings

Bike Setup:   Karpiel Apocolypse, Monster T's, Atomlab DH wheels, stem, and pedals. Profile SS DH cranks, Hope DH 4 brakes

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